Counsellors-Continuing (3.0 FTE)
Career Opportunities
Job Code: 2813936 Closing Date: Ongoing
Employer: School District #39 (Vancouver) Posted on: Mar 03, 2021
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Job Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Mandatory Document:
Vancouver BC
Start Date:  Immediately
End Date: 
Job Description & Requirements

** Elementary & Secondary Counsellors **
(3.0 FTE Continuing)


Teach in BC’s most culturally diverse and urban school district, Vancouver School District No. 39. Set in one of the world’s most livable cities, Vancouver is a community-minded district seeking talented educators, progressive leaders, and skilled support staff to enrich the learning experience of Vancouver’s 50,000 students.

The District welcomes qualified applicants who value equity and diversity as essential to excellence. The distinct makeup of the VSB community strives to support the inclusion of all voices.  You may wish to share some lived experiences that demonstrate your connections to our diverse student community.

Area Counsellors are assigned to provide counselling services to several schools in each area of the district. Area Counsellors provide counselling services to elementary students and their families, consultation to staff and parents and support for prevention programs in the Personal and Social Core Competency areas. As a member of a School Based team, the Area Counsellor provides case management, consultation and liaison with programs and services in the district and community. 

  • Bachelor of Education
  • Master's Degree in Counselling Psychology - consisting of a practicum (Minimum 400 hours) as well as a supervised clinic (Minimum 40 hours)
  • Teaching experience at the elementary or secondary level is an asset
  • Demonstrated skills and knowledge in counselling children and consulting with school staff & parents
  • Excellent organizational & interpersonal skills
  • Thorough knowledge of programs & services for families in the district and community
Your application should include the following documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Academic Transcripts showing a Master's of Counselling Degree
  • Reports/Evaluations:
    • Recent Graduates require final Practicum Evaluation(s) from a Master's of Counselling program
    • Experienced Teachers require a recent Teaching Evaluation (not lesson observations) within the past 8 years
  • 3 Professional References-email and phone numbers
    • Recent Graduates to include your Faculty Advisor, School Advisor(s), Practicum or Clinic Supervisor(s) and one or more of the following:  Principal, Vice principal or most recent previous employer
    • Experienced Teachers to include current Principal, Vice Principal and previous Administrator(s)

** Wdo not accept friends or teaching colleagues as references**

  • TCB (Teacher Certification Branch) Status:
    • If your application is in process please provide a screen shot of the application, including the drop down menu of outstanding documents 

Due to the confidentiality of the interview process and the high volume of applications, we do not provide feedback, notify unsuccessful applicants or respond to inquiries regarding the status of an application.

We will contact applicants directly if we are interested in moving forward or if an application requires additional information.


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*The VBE has been given approval from the Human Rights Tribunal for a Special Program under s. 42(3) of the Human Rights Code.  Under this special program, the VBE seeks to preferentially hire Indigenous persons to a variety of teaching positions.  Therefore, each applicant may wish to provide, on a voluntary basis, information whether they identify as an Indigenous person.*

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